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Draco Burnz
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Angwy Dwagon said:
"Limited Time" doesn't mean you only have one chance to get it... it's called "Flash Sales", a legitimate way of marketing which is very common on websites and happens everywhere...


Doesnt mean it needs to happen here.
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20-Jan-2018 02:44:34

Blackwing
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Angwy Dwagon said:
Support MUCHO GRANDE SUPPORT, been dying to get the Shadow Drake and I almost ripped my hair out when I found out it came back for 2 weeks last year... In which I wasn't actively playing because of holiday... of course stuff like that happens to me =/.

Bookmark the RS homepage and visit it once every Wednesday; you'll not miss out on the latest RS news again. It'd hardly take any time even if you were on a holiday. > )


Angwy Dwagon said:
FYI To Draco, Blackwing and Ahura... "Limited Time" doesn't mean you only have one chance to get it... it's called "Flash Sales", a legitimate way of marketing which is very common on websites and happens everywhere...

A flash sale is a sale that a) lasts for a short time, hence the flash part, and b) has greatly discounted prices, hence the sale part. When the shadow drake was released, not only was it sold at a full price, but the price was higher than the regular drake, and it was available to buy for about 31 days. Therefore, because there was no discount, and because it was available for such a long time (even regular sales don't always last that long), it wasn't a flash sale. When the shadow drake returned, it still didn't have a discount, and it was available for 2 weeks, so it still wasn't a flash sale.

To give an actual example of flash sales, Steam (the digital distribution platform) used to have special sales as a part of its longer holiday sales; they'd last for 24 hours each and offer around 75% discount for the games featured in it. Now those are actual flash sales for you.


Angwy Dwagon said:
I don't get why Jagex got so much criticism over this when every bloody business with a webshop does it as well.

Jagex is well aware of what it is doing; they get criticized because people see through their manipulation.
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20-Jan-2018 12:30:17

Draco Burnz
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Blackwing said:
A flash sale is a sale that a) lasts for a short time, hence the flash part, and b) has greatly discounted prices, hence the sale part. When the shadow drake was released, not only was it sold at a full price, but the price was higher than the regular drake, and it was available to buy for about 31 days. Therefore, because there was no discount, and because it was available for such a long time (even regular sales don't always last that long), it wasn't a flash sale. When the shadow drake returned, it still didn't have a discount, and it was available for 2 weeks, so it still wasn't a flash sale.


Exactly.
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21-Jan-2018 00:20:08

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Draco Burnz said:
Pachuli714 said:
Let's be real here. If there's money to be had, it'll be back at some point.


As true as that is, they could probably make as much money releasing something new.
Yes but that doesn't take anything away from the latter.

21-Jan-2018 07:20:02

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Pachuli714 said:
Let's be real here. If there's money to be had, it'll be back at some point.

I bet that if Jagex started selling a service that allows players to harass other players, there'd be people who'd buy into it and thus "there'd be money to be had" from it, but would that make selling such a service okay? Of course not, and neither is returning discontinued items (excluding compromises). Money is to be had from many immoral things only if people okay it, so please be a decent human being and don't okay it. > )
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21-Jan-2018 07:49:27

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Blackwing said:
Pachuli714 said:
Let's be real here. If there's money to be had, it'll be back at some point.

I bet that if Jagex started selling a service that allows players to harass other players, there'd be people who'd buy into it and thus "there'd be money to be had" from it, but would that make selling such a service okay? Of course not, and neither is returning discontinued items (excluding compromises). Money is to be had from many immoral things only if people okay it, so please be a decent human being and don't okay it. > )
Tho the shadow drake is not a discontinued item anymore but a limited time only item. soooooooo

21-Jan-2018 08:03:26

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